by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:
In more troubling news for flailing CNN, the network’s primetime ratings fell below conservative cable station Newsmax on Friday.
According to a Mediaite report: “After 8 p.m. on Friday night, no CNN show rated above 300,000 viewers and Newsmax beat the network from 8 to p.m.”
“Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace at 10 p.m. marked its lowest-rated hour since it launched on the network and dropped 25 percent since its Friday debut,” the outlet added.
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CNN placed 4th behind post-Tucker Fox and MSNBC on Friday. With especially poor ratings for ship jumper Chris Wallance.
Notably, Newsmax did not lead in the key demographic of 25 to 40-year-olds. Instead maintaining an older average audience compared to the other ranked outlets.
In other words, it would appear that many who used to choose Fox have made a switch to Newsmax following the Tucker Carlson controversy.
Former President Donald Trump’s CNN town hall performance last week gave CNN a massive bump in viewership, but it also alienated its never-Trump base.
As Big League Politics reported, Trump held the line on key topics like Jan. 6 and election fraud by making salient points. In addition to being his usual charismatic and amusing self.